Liana Orsini

ORSINI, Liana R., passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at the age of 92 at the Southwestern Veteran Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a longtime Steubenville, Ohio resident, though she was born in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.

Liana was a teacher and nurse in Europe. She also worked as a nurse in Steubenville at the Ohio Valley Hospital now known as Trinity East for many years. She was an excellent cook, avid reader, and very artistic.

She was a devoted wife to her husband Walter who preceded her in death in 2007. They were married on December 12, 1946. Together they had six children, Mary Anna Ziarko, Theresa Orsini (deceased), Joseph (Jo Ann) Orsini, Robert (Darliss) Orsini, Rita Orsini, and Debbie (Jim) DiLeonardo. The loves of her life were her eight grandchildren, John (Tara) Orsini, Lisa (Craig) Hershey, Matt (Stacey) Orsini, Bobby (Molly) Orsini, Deidra (Rob) Reeves, Liana Webster, Theresa DiLeonardo, Jamie DiLeonardo and five great grandchildren.

She was the daughter of the late Mario and Maria Civita Bedeschi.

Liana was preceded in death by her siblings, Blanche, Gaitano, Margherita, Sister Elisa Maria Bedeschi of the Order of Sisters of Charity, Liza, Lorenzo, Nino and Albino.

Liana has two living sisters in Italy, Antonietta and Anna Maria. She has many loving nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy.

Family and friends are welcome to the viewing which will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 pm on Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Fr. Thomas Nau, celebrant. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Any donations are asked to be given to the American Heart Association and can be collected at Mosti Funeral Home.

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